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Lenovo moves into the smart home market with an Amazon Alexa-powered speaker and a 6TB NAS box

Lenovo is dipping its toe into the smart home market with two new product announcements at CES: a new smart speaker that will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, and a wireless NAS box that that promises to help organize your digital photo library using onboard facial-recognition software. The Lenovo Smart Assistant ($130) looks like a mashup of an ... Read More »

Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product from virtually any retailer. Kenmore’s website offers this example of Alfie’s abilities: “Alfie, ... Read More »

OxygenOS 4.0 with Nougat rolls out for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus has started the incremental rollout of the OxygenOS 4.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. Along with updating OxygenOS, this update will also bring Android 7.0 Nougat to both devices. The list of improvements to look forward in this update include: New Notifications Design New Settings Menu Design Multi-Window View Notification Direct Reply Custom DPI Support ... Read More »

4 reasons to kick off the New Year with an Office 365 Subscription

The holidays are over and the new year is upon us. It’s a great time to get your productivity needs in order for the next 12 months. The first thing you’ll need is the right software to get things done. Personally, I’d go with Office 365. Microsoft’s productivity suite costs $99 per year for up to five users on Office 365 ... Read More »

Firefox’s ready to supercharge browser speed with major multi-process push

Mozilla is getting closer to rolling out a faster, more responsive browser to all its users since introducing multi-process Firefox to a select few in August. Soon a much wider swathe of users will be able to experience the performance gains that multi-process Firefox offers. Mozilla says the new Firefox design is offering a 400 percent increase in responsiveness and a ... Read More »

With Cyanogen dead, Google’s control over Android is tighter than ever

It wasn’t too long ago when Cyanogen announced its plan to destroy Android. Back in 2015, Kirt McMaster, then the CEO of the company behind the fledgling fork CyanogenMod, declared in no uncertain terms that Google was the enemy. McMaster told Forbes that Cyanogen’s intention was to put “a bullet through Google’s head.” But as McMaster would soon find out, ... Read More »

Gionee F106 clears TENAA with quad-core CPU, 8MP camera

Gionee Android A new Gionee smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. The Gionee F106, the TENAA listing reveals, is powered by an SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 4.99-inch HD display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB, and is further expandable via a microSD card slot. The device features an 8MP rear ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 said to come with 8GB RAM, UFS 2.1 storage tipped as well

According to a new rumor out of China, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with 8GB of RAM, up from the 6GB figure we’ve been hearing so far. The rumor came in the form of a Weibo post from a tipster who is said to have a decent record when it comes to Samsung related leaks. The rumor notes that ... Read More »

8 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

So you’ve got a new PC. Awesome! That humble metal box is the key to a wide world of potential. It can help you with everything from juggling your finances to keeping in touch with Grandma to blowing off some steam on, uh, Steam. But a new PC isn’t like a new car; you can’t just turn a key and ... Read More »

BMW introduces 740Li in India with a price tag of Rs 1.26 crore

BMW India has discreetly added a new variant to the 7 Series line-up. The flagship saloon now gets a smaller petrol engine in the 740Li trim and is priced at Rs 1.26 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The 7 Series portfolio now includes two petrol and one diesel engine in India. Powering the 740Li is a 3.0-litre twin turbo straight-six petrol engine ... Read More »